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ROSS SIMPSON

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Six people were killed and more than a thousand injured when a van exploded in the parking garage beneath the World Trade Center in
New York City on this day in 1993. The bomb had been built by
Islamic extremists.

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The Tower Commission rebuked President Reagan on this 
day in 1987 for failing to control his national security staff 
in the wake of the Iran-Contra affair.

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Napoleon Bonaparte escaped from the Island of Elba on this day in
1815. He then began his second conquest of France.

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Singers who were born on this day:

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Antoine Dominique "Fats" Domino Jr.
(February 26, 1928 – October 24, 2017)

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John R. Cash (J. R. Cash)  (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003)

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1776, Gen. George Washington and his troops crossed
the Delaware River for a surprise attack against Hessian forces at Trenton,
NJ.

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Map of Delaware River area depicting route George Washington
and his Army made during the crossing
. (click to enlarge)

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On this day in 1991, Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev went on television to announce his resignation as leader of a Communist superpower that had already gone out of existence.

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On this day in 1989, ousted Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu
and his wife, Elena, were executed following a popular uprising.

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"Silent Night" was performed for the first time, at the Church of
St. Nikolaus in Oberndorff, Austria (above) on this day in 1818.


Josephus Franciscus Mohr
(December 11, 1792 – December 4, 1848)

The German words for the original six stanzas of the carol we know as "Silent Night" were written by Joseph Mohr in 1816, when he was a young priest
assigned to a pilgrimage church in Mariapfarr, Austria.

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